Burns and burn deformities
A child with post burn axillary contracture. Note the thick scar and the fact that she is unable to even lift her shoulder
After: The same child many months later after a contracture release and skin graft. She is able to extend her shoulder fully and has begun attending school again, after a gap of one year.
Left: A schoolgirl with severe post electric burn contracture of her fingers. She had quit school because she was not even able to hold a pen properly.
Right: Shows full extension of the fingers after contracture release
The same girl after a few months, after skin cover with cross finger flaps to both fingers and nearly 100% function. Even the site from which the flaps have been taken have healed with barely visible scars. She has returned to school and aims to be a teacher!
Photo 1 – Severely hypopigmented burn wound | Photo 2 – A well settled graft, and the wound looks almost normal!
A college student with severe high tension electric burns to his abdomen, loin, face and scalp
A rotation flap on the scalp has been done to cover the exposed skull bone
Note the remarkable results. His face has completely healed, there is little evidence of extensive skin grafting over his arm. Only a keen eye can spot the scar in his scalp, which is well hidden within his lush hairline.
No other form of injury mutilates a person physically, socially and psychologically as burns. Our burn centre is the largest and best equipped in south India , handling as many as 20 – 30 fresh burn cases per month. The highlight of our unit is painless treatment of burns, as all of our patients will testify. Our burn unit has one of the lowest incidences of post burn deformities, with strict protocols having been established for acute burn management. With a vast experience in burn deformity correction, we bring many a smile to burn patients, who were previously scarred for life. With comprehensive correction from the smallest hypertrophic scar or keloid to the most severe of contractures, our patients are our trophies!